Think and Grow Strong - Basic Lifting and Diet Info

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  1. CasinoRoyale

    CasinoRoyale Senior member

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    Thanks for posting this. Except for the Iron Addicts site every other one is a regular visit for me. Now I have another resource.
     


  2. alliswell

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    Basic exercise question (I'm an old man with bad shoulders, so go easy on me):

    Is there any need for caution in moving from shoulder exercises with 10lb to 15lbs dumbbells? Should I get 12lbs first?
     


  3. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    Basic exercise question (I'm an old man with bad shoulders, so go easy on me):

    Is there any need for caution in moving from shoulder exercises with 10lb to 15lbs dumbbells? Should I get 12lbs first?


    I wouldn't worry about it too much, drop your rep range by a few reps and work back up over time, eg. if you're doing 10x12x3 or something, I would go to 15x8x3 and tack on an extra rep to every set each workout or as youre able.
     


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    Good effort on this. I would suggest you add www.bodybuilding.com to your post. It has articles, videos of exercises and a tremendous inventory of supplements with ratings. Also, blogs, etc.
     


  5. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    no, recommending bb.com is like giving a terrorist flying lessons.
     


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    no, recommending bb.com is like giving a terrorist flying lessons.

    ESPECIALLY when they don't really care about learning how to land...
     


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    no, recommending bb.com is like giving a terrorist flying lessons.

    +1
     


  8. inq89

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    Good thread, here's an easy and tasty bulk shake: 2 cups 2% milk 2 scoops whey (I used ON double chocolate) 2 tablespoons Natural PB 1/2 cup Oats About 1000cals. Add more ingredients, servings, or substitute with Steel Cut Oats for more calories.
    no, recommending bb.com is like giving a terrorist flying lessons.
    They have some good advice....just stay on the exercise and diet forums lol
     


  9. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Pardon my ignorance, but I'm pretty much a complete novice at this stuff,

    Are regimens like Starting Strength appropriate for people of all body types. Specifically, if someone is a beginner with very low starting muscle mass (6'5", 155 lbs.), is Starting Strength still a good place to begin, or would you guys recommend something else?
     


  10. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    yeah, starting strength is good for that. a program focused around big compound lifts - starting strength has you squatting every workout - is great for skinny dudes. if you eat above maintenance and run starting strength properly you'll put on weight, no problem.
     


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    this thread needs to be pinned/stickied, like right now.
     


  12. Gibonius

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    Pardon my ignorance, but I'm pretty much a complete novice at this stuff,

    Are regimens like Starting Strength appropriate for people of all body types. Specifically, if someone is a beginner with very low starting muscle mass (6'5", 155 lbs.), is Starting Strength still a good place to begin, or would you guys recommend something else?


    Starting Strength was originally designed for high school football programs, where pretty much everyone was a little scrawny kid with no lifting experience. The idea is to pack on as much functional strength as possible with the minimum number of lifts (so a lot of teaching wouldn't be necessary).

    Squats are not the easiest exercise in the world for tall people, but just keep the weight low until you get the form down and you'll be ok.
     


  13. Cool The Kid

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    It's so so simple. Eat the right amount (not too little not too much), base a routine around heavy compound lifts 2-4x a week, balance ur upper body push/pull ratio, give urself enough time to rest. Everything else is personal preference or ancillary.
     


  14. Cool The Kid

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    Thanks for posting this. Except for the Iron Addicts site every other one is a regular visit for me. Now I have another resource.
    I would say SF should be the last place anyone looks for fitness advice (no offense)
     


  15. stylenooob

    stylenooob Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure. I've been pleasantly surprised at the quality of fitness advice here. This thread is case in point.

    I've been into fitness for a while, so I'm not looking to learn about that here. But you can certainly do a lot worse than the fitness advice here. This thread is a pretty good place to start if you are trying to learn on the interwebs.
     


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